Data Science Learnership Programme

  • Contract
  • Business Segment: Group Functions

Company Description

Standard Bank Group is a leading Africa-focused financial services group, and an innovative player on the global stage, that offers a variety of career-enhancing opportunities – plus the chance to work alongside some of the sector’s most talented, motivated professionals. Our clients range from individuals, to businesses of all sizes, high net worth families and large multinational corporates and institutions. We’re passionate about creating growth in Africa. Bringing true, meaningful value to our clients and the communities we serve and creating a real sense of purpose for you.

Job Description

The Advanced Data Analytics team specialises in solving data problems through complex statistical and mathematical models, machine learning algorithms, intelligent document processing and data visualisation techniques to extract insights and make predictions from large and diverse datasets. Our aim is to use data to support decision making for Standard Bank Operations by providing data-driven insights and recommendations.

The learnership program will provide exposure to gain skills in data science and machine learning where you will be equipped on skills that will allow you to gather data, visualise data, model data , apply statistical analysis to answer questions and make insights and information as actionable as possible. The workplace training will provide an excellent foundation for candidates wanting to grow within the banking industry as data analysts, data scientists, machine learning specialists and AI Engineers.

We are looking for exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people to join our team and drive a future fit data led culture. This area is continually evolving and is a place where motivated employees thrive and where employee ownership, learning & development , innovation, and accountability leads to meaningful results.

There is a high Data Science skills demand in the global market. This is a skill you want to have on your CV and the possibilities are endless.

Skills you can learn include – Agile; SQL (Working with databases); Data Modelling; Big Data Fundamentals; Cloud Fundamentals (Azure, AWS , Salesforce); Python Programming, Machine Learning (Regression, Classification, Natural Language Processing, Supervised & Unsupervised Learning), Intelligent Document Processing, Data Visualisations & storytelling

If you are passionate about having future ready skills and are interested in acquiring exposure from real-life banking problems with the guidance and coaching from our Operational Excellence & Advanced Data Analytics team through projects such as forecasting and predictive analysis, process optimisation through prescriptive analytics, use of cloud technologies to build machine learning and intelligent document processing solutions AND obtain a National Certificate in System Development with Data Science skills programmes. Then the Data Science Learnership Programme is the programme to join. We look forward to welcoming you to our team and equip you with future ready skills.


  • Completed Tertiary Qualification in any of the following fields:
    • Actuarial Science
    • Applied Sciences
    • Computer Science
    • Information Science
    • Data Science
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Quantitative Management
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Information Systems
  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Not be registered on any other learnership
  • Not be studying at any other institution

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